Where Treason Began…

Where Treason Began… On April 12, 1861 at 4:30 a.m. secessionist Confederate batteries commanded by Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard commenced the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston (S.C.) harbor. The fort was commanded by Major Robert Anderson who had been Beauregard’s artillery professor at West Point. This was the first of many ironies that the American Civil War was to […]

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Emotion Can Take You A Long Way!

Emotion Can Take You A Long Way! I live just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. It’s beautiful country with heavy forests and rolling hills. I can see the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. They were once considered the boundary of the American frontier. Three presidents came from this area: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. Jefferson was the principal […]

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